Polka Dot DIY Teepee

Hello, Samantha here with you today. I am beyond excited to be sharing my version of the We R Memory Keepers + Crate Paper Teepees with my Polka Dot Teepee.

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

First let me say, if you have littles in your life, they will LOVE this! In fact, my kids (ages 7 and 9) are sitting in it together right now, reading. There’s enough room in there for both of them, a blanket, and a couple of pillows. It’s super fun!

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

The easiest way to customize this teepee and make it your own is to paint it. The teepee comes with black paint, and I picked up some bright green and aqua blue paint to add to the mix as well. The teepee also comes with 3 different stamps. I decided to go with just the circle stamp.

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

Stamping with paint is a lot like stamping with ink. Just spread your tee pee out as flat as you can in a well-lit area (I used the floor in my craft room), ink up your foam stamp (in this case you’ll be inking it up with paint), and press your stamp to the fabric with firm but even pressure. I suggest placing cardboard under the layer that you will be stamping on to give you a firm foundation to stamp on and to protect the rest of your project if any of the paint seeps through.

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

I started by stamping dots all over the front of the teepee randomly, and then I carried those dots around the sides of the teepee, just at the bottom. Carrying the dots along the bottom of the sides helped give a continuity of design without the business of an all over polka dot pattern.

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

I used most of the included flags, felt feathers, pompoms, and tassels to decorate the top of the teepee.

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom

Don’t forget you have an entire inside you can decorate, too! I thought it would be so much fun to create some polka dot lights for inside the teepee.

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #DIYteepee #targetcom #DIYParty #honeycomblights

I used honeycomb paper from the DIY Party collection and a string of lights from the Honeycomb Light Kit to create a battery powered string of globe lights for inside the teepee. I used paper from the black, meadow, and ocean honeycomb pads to incorporate the same colors from the polka dots on the outside of the teepee. I cut the paper into sphere shapes, so it looks like there are polka dots hanging inside the teepee. It really adds some extra magic to the space!

Polka Dot Teepee By Samantha Taylor 9

 

This teepee is such a fun space for my kids (and to be honest, I’ve spent some time in it with them, too). It’s so easy to set up and customizing it with paints and decorations makes it such a special place to read and hang out. How would you customize a teepee?

 

Supplies

Teepee Kit
DIY Party Honeycomb Lights Kit
DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads Black
DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads Meadow
DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads Ocean

 

 

5 thoughts on “Polka Dot DIY Teepee

  1. Pingback: Decorate Kids' Teepee Tent - 13 Fun Ideas | We Love Happy Kids

  2. Wow this is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    I can just imagine my daughter spending a lot of time in that when she was young.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

    • Thanks! Don’t worry, these photos were taken a month ago…last Friday we go over a foot of snow, so the teepee is living inside for awhile…good thing it’s easy to move and just as fun to play in inside!

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